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    SADOW: Myth vs. Fact In Louisiana Health Benefits Debate

SADOW: Myth vs. Fact In Louisiana Health Benefits Debate

At least the gripe session about changes to health insurance benefits of state employees, retirees, and some school board employees didn’t drag the entire Louisiana House of Representatives back, just

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    SADOW: There Are Solutions To Shreveport’s Fiscal Problems, If Only The Politicians Will Embrace Them

SADOW: There Are Solutions To Shreveport’s Fiscal Problems, If Only The Politicians Will Embrace Them

Whoever the next mayor of Shreveport will be, that person will have to face and will need to solve a capital projects crunch that shows no signs of abating, because

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    SADOW: College Performance Measures Are A Good Idea

SADOW: College Performance Measures Are A Good Idea

As the federal government moves towards completion of a ratings system for higher education, Louisiana State University System President and Baton Rouge campus Chancellor F. King Alexander has become one

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    SADOW: Buddy Caldwell And John Bel Edwards Just Cost You Some Money

SADOW: Buddy Caldwell And John Bel Edwards Just Cost You Some Money

A tag-team campaign stunt by state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell might cause some bureaucratic headaches and burn up some taxpayer dollars, but in the end

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    SADOW: Interesting Races In Shreveport This November

SADOW: Interesting Races In Shreveport This November

Besides the mayor’s race in Shreveport, some other interesting matchups loom for city voters on Nov. 4. As usual on the judicial side, there’s a good degree of somnambulism involved.

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    SADOW: Donate More, Lose More

SADOW: Donate More, Lose More

Maybe they’re feeling the heat, so look for an effort by the single most sybaritic special interest in Louisiana to attempt to buttress the hundreds of millions of dollars annually

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SADOW: They Don’t Want You To Know This, But Medicaid Expansion Is Actually The Worst Way To Full Coverage

  SADOW: They Don’t Want You To Know This, But Medicaid Expansion Is Actually The Worst Way To Full Coverage

With little fanfare, earlier this month Louisiana released its plan to have health care insurance provided to all citizens. With

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SADOW: Has Chartergate Robbed Mary Of Her Mojo?

  SADOW: Has Chartergate Robbed Mary Of Her Mojo?

Perhaps the only reason some observers cling to the notion that Sen.Mary Landrieu has at least a toss-up chance of

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SADOW: It’s Not Just The Entitlement, It’s The Lying

  SADOW: It’s Not Just The Entitlement, It’s The Lying

We now discover just how deep was Sen. Mary Landrieu’s hand into the cookie jar by her self-revelation that over

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SADOW: Posturing And Bloviating On State Employee Benefits

  SADOW: Posturing And Bloviating On State Employee Benefits

If nothing else, emulating Pres. Barack Obama, you can count on Louisiana’s legislators to identify something as a “problem” that

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SADOW: She’s Not Trustworthy, And The Debate Over Debates Shows It

  SADOW: She’s Not Trustworthy, And The Debate Over Debates Shows It

It’s interesting how six years and a comparatively inferior electoral position can change the tune of Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu

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SADOW: Democrats Might Decide To Vote Strategically In CD-5

  SADOW: Democrats Might Decide To Vote Strategically In CD-5

This space recently conjectured whether a Republican other than Rep.Vance McAllister could make a runoff for Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District, and if the

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SADOW: The Useful Idiot In The Senate Race

  SADOW: The Useful Idiot In The Senate Race

While she’s getting a Maness-churian candidate assist on the subject, the very nature of the issue’s dynamics is not going to turn

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SADOW: When Does Jeff Thompson Vacate His House Seat?

  SADOW: When Does Jeff Thompson Vacate His House Seat?

With state Rep. Jeff Thompson’s election as a 26th District judge, the process of picking his successor, depending how it’s done, creates

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SADOW: Mary’s Running A Scam On Louisiana’s Voters, And It’s Hurting America’s Interests

  SADOW: Mary’s Running A Scam On Louisiana’s Voters, And It’s Hurting America’s Interests

If Sen. Mary Landrieu wants to create the perception that she’s identified with Louisiana rather than with Washington, D.C., standing athwart of

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SADOW: Vitter Might Outdo Jindal As Louisiana’s GOP Reformer

  SADOW: Vitter Might Outdo Jindal As Louisiana’s GOP Reformer

Sure, Sen. David Vitter is the early favorite to win Louisiana’s governorship in a bit over a year. And the reason he

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SADOW: Judge Feldman Brings Good Sense To The Gay Marriage Debate

  SADOW: Judge Feldman Brings Good Sense To The Gay Marriage Debate

To Louisiana’s credit, based in it federal District Judge Martin Feldman delivered the most cogent decision yet on the issue of same-sex marriage, almost

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SADOW: Louisiana Isn’t As Conservative A State As You Think

  SADOW: Louisiana Isn’t As Conservative A State As You Think

Have Louisiana’s legislators become significantly more conservative over the past decade, as one source muses. Or is it just strategy on

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SADOW: The Residency Controversy Just Shows How Phony Mary Is

  SADOW: The Residency Controversy Just Shows How Phony Mary Is

You can tell the political left is worried about the self-inflicted wounds Sen. Mary Landrieu has inflicted upon herself, because its mouthpieces

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